Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central, on Thursday said politicians are more interested in how they will win elections in 2019 than stopping the killings being witnessed across the country.
Speaking at a national conference organised in Abeokuta, Ogun State by the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, Sani said instead of taking proactive measures towards addressing the challenges facing the country, political office holders were occupied with strategising for re-election in 2019.
The lawmaker noted that the tension in the country was due to the fact that political office holders were desperate for spoils of office and not the wellbeing of the people.
According to Sani, “All is not well with this country. This is the wrong time to shed blood in Nigeria. If you think that people in power will stop the problem in the country, you are in for a fool’s ride.
“The attention of the people is how to win elections and not how they can end senseless killings and bloodshed.
“It would require a mass, peaceful march in the streets from Nigerians to recharge the conscience of people in power.
“Nigerians are dying in hundreds and in thousands and some people felt what is important is INEC timetable, when is elections and when is primaries.
“It is difficult to hear any public office holder speak the truth because of political calculations. Anybody who says we are not in crisis now is deceiving himself.”